Courtesy of the Authors

Robots in the Age of Pirates

By Russell Belden, James Hasik, and James Soon
December 2011
Industry insiders make the case for the patrolling and policing prowess of their new unmanned surface vessel.
U.S. Navy (John F. Williams)

The Railgun Advantage

By Lieutenant Maxwell Cooper, U.S. Navy Reserve
December 2011
Multimission railguns would spare the surface Navy from relying on expensive missile technology for every mission.

Proceedings Digital Edition

December 2011
A digital edition of the December issue of Proceedings is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and will ...
U.S. Navy (Woody Paschall)

Navy 2025: Forward Warfighters

By Admiral Jonathan Greenert, U.S. Navy
December 2011
Technology and tactics are changing as the Navy tightens its belt. Here, the new CNO looks ahead to the next 15 years.
Pakistan Defence

At the Point of Inflection . . .

By Major General Timothy C. Hanifen, U.S. Marine Corps
December 2011
Modern missiles are rendering the Navy’s weapons and warships inadequate. The time to chart a new course is now.
U.S. Air Force (D.R. Allen)

More Brains, Less Brawn

By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired), Steve Koepenick, Rachel Volner, and Major Charles Weko, U.S. Army Reserve
December 2011
“Unmanned” doesn’t mean less manpower, at least not at the moment. The Navy can help solve its own pressing problem.

We Don't Call Them Horseless Carriages Anymore

By Major Charles Weko, U.S. Army Reserve
December 2011
In the past decade, unmanned systems (UxS) have more than proven their combat effectiveness. They have cemented their presence on the battlefield. Now, as the associated article here points out, ...

The Future of Manned-Unmanned Integration

By Rachel Volner
December 2011
As the companion article here notes, the employment of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has increased exponentially in the past 15 years. Despite some initial cultural roadblocks, UASs have become indispensable ...